- The Kaduna state commissioner of police, Umar Muri, has detailed the bandit attacks which occurred in Kaduna within six months
- Muri disclosed this during a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba in Kaduna
- The CP noted the state command was faced with worrisome crime waves including kidnapping and armed robbery
Kaduna - Umar Muri, the Kaduna state commissioner of police, has disclosed bandits have abducted 204 students from January 2021 till date in the state.
The Nation reports that he made this known on Thursday, July 8, while briefing the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman, in Kaduna.
Legit.ng gathered that Muri noted the command was faced with worrisome crime waves including kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling, human trafficking and other lesser crimes.
Abduction of school children disheartening, barbaric
He informed the IGP that the most disheartening crime bedevilling the state was the unrepentant and horrifying activities of kidnappers abducting students from learning institutions and some routes.
According to him, the routes included Kaduna-Abuja highway, Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road and Kaduna-Zaria road.
“From our records, the schools that have been attacked and students abducted in Kaduna State from January 2021 to date alone include College of Forestry and Mechanisation, Mando Afaka –where thirty-seven (37) students were kidnapped on March 11, 2021, and subsequently rescued."
He said two kidnap incidents were recorded at Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, adding that the first incident involved three students on December 14, 2020.
Muri disclosed they were later released by their abductors, adding that the second incident was recorded on June 10, involving two lecturers and seven students.
Kidnappers threaten starvation, demand 30 bags of rice
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that days after the abduction of their children, the parents and management of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna state, raised money to buy foodstuffs being demanded by abductors of the 121 students of the school.
It was reported that a father of one of the abductees, who preferred to remain anonymous, said on Thursday, July 8, that the school asked parents to pay any amount they could afford.
The vice-principal of the school, Wakili Madugu on Thursday, July 8, confirmed the quantity of food the bandits were demanding.